Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas

Photo by Chris Ellenbogen

Photo:Chris Ellenbogen; Cover Photo: Tim Barnwell

With the start of school and dwindling of summer days, we’ve started looking ahead to fall and the soon-to-be glory of autumn down South (read: temperatures lower than 100 degrees). And though there are more than a few beautiful seasons down here, the Appalachians are hard to beat when the leaves start changing and its mountains reflect the oranges, reds, and yellows of fall.

Tim Barnwell, a North Carolina photographer, recently released “Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas,” just in time for us to start planning (or at least dreaming of) our fall road trips. The book, self described as a “comprehensive identification guide,” catalogs the many astounding views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Tim designed the book so readers can drive to an overlook along the Parkway, reference the guide, and know exactly what they are seeing, as well as learn about where they are standing.

Here, we’ve picked out a few of our favorite views.

Cashiers Valley Right Half

Photo by Tim Barnwell

Photo by Tim Barnwell

 

 

Mt. Jefferson Overlook Looking West Right Half

Photo by Tim Barnwell

Photo by Tim Barnwell

 

View from Mile High Overlook Left Half

Photo by Tim Barnwell

Photo by Tim Barnwell

 

View From Log Hollow Overlook

Photo by Tim Barnwell

Photo by Tim Barnwell

 

View From Chestoa Overlook on Parkway Left Half

Photo by Tim Barnwell

Photo by Tim Barnwell

COMMENTS

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s